Tap the primary settings window icon on the notifications panel.
The icon is located in the upper-right corner. This will bring up all of the options available for our phone. We are looking for the "SETTINGS" icon in the top-right corner of your HTC One M8. The icon is gear-shaped.
To protect content on this phone with a password and encryption, let's tap the check box next to "Phone storage encryption".
One tap on the check box will let us know that in order to encrypt our phone, we are going to have our phone connected to a charger. This is owing to encrypting our accounts, settings, and other information is process that needs to complete without an interruption. If our phone is only partially encrypted, and the battery dies, or our phone is not connected otherwise to the power source that results in an interruption, we can create a very serious problem for our phone, which some people refer to as "bricking" the phone. We will require a technician to repair the phone.
Let's plug our phone so that we are not subject to that concern.
Our phone has been plugged into the charger. The battery icon at the top-right section of the screen indicates that the charge is currently coming into the phone. We must notice that the process is irreversible, and it will take an hour or more to encrypt our phone. We will not be able to use the phone during this time. We will need to keep our phone encrypted and plugged in until the encryption process is completed. If we interrupt the encryption process, we will lose some or all of the data. The only way to decrypt our phone is with a factory data reset, which will erase all of the data from the phone.
We tap the "NEXT" button and the enter on the keypad if it is available.
We are going to be reminded one final time that the encryption of our phone is an irreversible process. If we interrupt it, we will lose data. The encryption will take an hour or more. The phone will restart several times.
It is always recommended that if a phone is to be encrypted, then a Factory Reset of the phone should be performed before the phone is encrypted.
That way, we would work with a clean phone with no restored data on it. Then, we can encrypt the phone, and we can move back the information easily and have only the things that we want on the phone encrypted without, for example, encrypting such items as Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, or Celtic Tribes.
In the example, the phone is already at 98% encryption.
There is just 2% left to go, at which point the phone will be 100% encrypted. At that point, the phone should restart once more. Then, we'll be taken through another series of steps before finally entering the phone.
Once the phone is restarted, we will be asked to enter our password in order to get into the phone.
Should we fail this action within 30 attempts, the device data will be deleted. This will happen when the phone is restarted after the encryption. For example, in order to enter the passcode, the number sign on the virtual keyboard is tapped. The password "1234" is entered.
It will take us into the phone. We will be able to use and access our phone as normal.
This concludes our video on how to encrypt the HTC One M8 phone. If you need additional help with this or have questions about it, please let us know in the section below, and we'll be glad to answer them. Thank you for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!
Encryption on HTC is not working - next button not clickable?
I'm following the steps and I'm connected to a charger yet the NEXT button is greyed out and unable to be used. The article doesn't cover the option of not being able to use the NEXT button. I have tried: Restarting the phone twice. I think it was caused by: It's a new phone other than that, no idea.
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